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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.17
WLH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 0.17 )
WLH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.17

Equity to Asset 0.38
WLH's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 0.38 )
WLH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.03   Max: 0.42
Current: 0.38

-0.03
0.42
Interest Coverage 21.47
WLH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 21.47 )
WLH' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 9999.99
Current: 21.47

0.51
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.52
M-Score: 0.03
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 3/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.00
WLH's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 12.00 )
WLH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -65.26   Max: 16.96
Current: 12

-65.26
16.96
Net-margin (%) 21.05
WLH's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 21.05 )
WLH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -85.23   Max: 22.55
Current: 21.05

-85.23
22.55
ROE (%) 37.71
WLH's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 37.71 )
WLH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -229.04   Max: 15895.16
Current: 37.71

-229.04
15895.16
ROA (%) 14.56
WLH's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 14.56 )
WLH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -33.74   Max: 18.09
Current: 14.56

-33.74
18.09
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 12.37
WLH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 12.37 )
WLH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -52.69   Max: 11032.85
Current: 12.37

-52.69
11032.85
Revenue Growth (%) -57.10
WLH's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: -57.10 )
WLH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -57.1   Max: 62.3
Current: -57.1

-57.1
62.3
» WLH's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

WLH Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ken Heebner 1,177,000 sh (+6.04%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

WLH Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 33,800 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 259,600 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 14,400 sh (New)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
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Q1 2014

WLH Guru Trades in Q1 2014

RS Investment Management 746,105 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 405,668 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 8,755 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 335,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 141,400 sh (+318.34%)
Paul Tudor Jones 31,082 sh (+115.85%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 483,700 sh (+86.33%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

WLH Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ken Heebner 490,000 sh (+46.27%)
Chuck Royce 534,368 sh (+31.73%)
RS Investment Management 828,447 sh (+11.04%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 520,463 sh (+7.6%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 14,482 sh (-53.41%)
Jim Simons 25,600 sh (-81.9%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WLH

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out $25.61 - $30.4 $ 24.01-10%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 New Buy$21.48 - $31.39 $ 24.01-8%8755
John Paulson 2013-06-30 New Buy0.59%$23.85 - $26.43 $ 24.01-4%3322666
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 5.40
WLH's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 5.40 )
WLH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.12   Max: 174.72
Current: 5.4

5.12
174.72
P/B 1.67
WLH's P/B is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 1.67 )
WLH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.67

1.43
2.63
P/S 1.12
WLH's P/S is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 1.12 )
WLH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 1.47
Current: 1.12

0.79
1.47
EV-to-EBIT 18.88
WLH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 18.88 )
WLH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 15.9   Max: 50.8
Current: 18.88

15.9
50.8
Current Ratio 7.71
WLH's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 7.71 )
WLH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 17.2
Current: 7.71

1.21
17.2
Quick Ratio 0.91
WLH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 0.91 )
WLH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 2.63
Current: 0.91

0.19
2.63

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 1.73
WLH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 1.73 )
WLH' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 2.79
Current: 1.73

1.67
2.79
Price/Median PS Value 1.06
WLH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 1.06 )
WLH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 1.34
Current: 1.06

0.81
1.34
Price/Graham Number 0.61
WLH's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 0.61 )
WLH' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 4.14
Current: 0.61

0.61
4.14
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
WLH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 5.30 )
WLH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2   Max: 6.3
Current: 5.3

2
6.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 141.84
WLH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. WLH: 141.84 )
WLH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 99.7   Max: 375
Current: 141.84

99.7
375

Business Description

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William Lyon Homes is a Delaware corporation. The Company and its subsidiaries are mainly engaged in the design, construction and sale of single family detached and attached homes in California, Arizona and Nevada. Since the founding of the Company's predecessor in 1956, the Company and its joint ventures have sold over 74,000 homes. The Company conducts its homebuilding operations through five reportable operating segments (Southern California, Northern California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorodo). Each of the segments has responsibility for the management of the Company's homebuilding and development operations within its geographic boundaries. It designs, constructs and sells a wide range of homes designed to meet the specific needs of each of its markets, although it main emphasizes sales to the entry-level and move-up home buyer markets. In December 31, 2012, the Company marketed its homes through 18 sales locations. The Company a variety of product lines which enables it to meet the specific needs of each of its markets. The Company standardizes and limits the number of home designs within any given product line. The Company contracts with a number of architects and other consultants who are involved in the design process of the Company's homes. The Company's homebuilding projects usually take two to five years to develop. The Company normally builds, decorates, furnishes and landscapes three to eight model homes for each product line and maintains on-site sales offices, which typically are open seven days a week. The Company employs in-house commissioned sales personnel to sell its homes. The Company and its competitors are subject to various local, state and federal statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations concerning zoning, building design, construction and similar matters.
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